Eta Sigma Gamma is the only National Professional Honorary in Health Education. Since being revitalized in 2017, the Epsilon Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) has proudly excelled in the ares of service, academics, and membership growth. Through our philanthropy and social activities, members find lifetime friendships and valuable connections for the future.


To promote the discipline of health education by elevating the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally prepared individuals.

Goals of the honarary: 

  • Support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs and resources
  • Stimulate and disseminate scientific research
  • Motivate and provide health education services
  • Recognize academic achievement
  • Support health education advocacy initiatives
  • Promote professional standards and ethics
  • Promote networking activities among health educators and related professionals


All community health majors (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome to join. Initiation of members occurs once per year. To be eligble for initiation members must:

  • Attend meetings regularly
  • Participate in at least 2 events per semester
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher

For More Information:

Faculty Advisors:

Sharon Desmond, desmond@umd.edu

Tracy Zeeger, tzeeger@umd.edu

Chapter Co-Presidents: 

Faeth Hamilton, faethhamilton@gmail.com 

Reiley Hartmuller, rchartmuller5@gmail.com